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ABG 202: Animal Biology Grant Writing

Key Resources for ABG 202: Animal Biology Grant Writing

Use the resources on this guide to find relevant literature for your UCD animal-related grant proposal literature review.  In addition, tips for locating publications on grant-writing and grantseeking are included.

This guide lists resources related to animal science (domesticated animals) and wildlife biology which are useful for locating literature across a range of topics including:  anatomy and physiology, behavior, breeding and reproduction, ecology, feeding and nutrition, genetics, molecular biology, systematics and taxonomy, and more.

Below are key resources to get you started in locating animal-related literature.

Please note:  

Comprehensive literature searching in animal research areas requires consulting a variety of resources which are comprehensively listed in the Databases section below. Since animal-related literature crosses many disciplines, you should also explore Related Subject Guides.


Search BIOSIS Previews or Zoological Record for the basic biology of any animal including: anatomy and physiology, behavior, ecology, genetics, molecular biology, nutrition and feeding, reproduction, and taxonomy and systematics.   NOTE:  Zoological Record is an essential database for taxonomy, systematics, and new species records.  Zoological Record is the first database to search for wildlife, particularly rare and endangered species.

Search CAB Abstracts for livestock, poultry and any animal that is essential to agriculture or any animal that is a pest in agriculture including methods of biocontrol of pests.  CAB Abstracts is also a core database for Veterinary Medicine.

Search ASFA (Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts) for any aquatic animal literature (freshwater, brackish, marine).  Complementary to BIOSIS Previews.